Transfer news LIVE: The latest news, gossip and done deals from the summer transfer window
- Chelsea are close to completing the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen
- Manchester United have suffered a setback in their efforts to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund
- Arsenal are set to complete their first signing of the summer transfer window
- Express Sport brings you the latest from the rest of the Premier League
Arsenal’s Willian transfer imminent
Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Willian.
The former Chelsea winger is a free agent after his contract at Stamford Bridge expired.
Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol said: “We’re told this one is almost done. Arsenal’s social media department might be preparing his unveiling! But everything we are hearing is that he is going to be an Arsenal player very soon.”
Liverpool striker Divock Origi tipped to join Leeds or Aston Villa
Liverpool star Divock Origi could quit Anfield to get more game time at Leeds or Aston Villa, according to former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips.
Origi has struggled to get game time under Jurgen Klopp due to Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino’s dominance in recent years.
“I do not think he would want to leave Liverpool and go to a team that could be scrapping for survival again next season but I could be wrong,” he told Football Insider.
“Divock has been there for a while and he might be fed up with being on the fringes.
“He has won the Champions League and the Premier League and now he might just want to go and play football.
“When you go to somewhere like Villa or Leeds from Liverpool you expect to be playing virtually every game. That might be in the player’s thoughts.”
Chelsea set to sell Emerson Palmieri
Frank Lampard has given Emerson Palmieri the green light to leave Chelsea.
According to Football Insider, Inter Milan are set to launch a move for the left-back, who has failed to dislodge Marcos Alonso as a regular starter.
The Serie A giants are plotting an offer worth for the £18m-rated defender.
Chelsea need to sell in order to raise funds for new recruits, with Ben Chilwell wanted by Lampard.
Chelsea to sell Tiemoue Bakayoko
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has been told he has no future at Stamford Bridge.
The £40million signing has spent the last two seasons out on loan.
AC Milan and Monaco both passed on permanent options but the former are now considering a permanent swoop.
Chelsea are willing to accept an offer worth £20m for his services.
The Sun, however, claim Milan will bid an initial £13.5m.
Ben White to Liverpool transfer claim
Liverpool have been tipped to beat Leeds United in the chase for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White.
Former Whites goalkeeper Paul Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he would start straight away alongside Van Dijk. They would be a formidable partnership.
“You see the way that Van Dijk has played with De Ligt for the Dutch national team. He always develops the players around him.
“White would be a shoo-in with Van Dijk to start. He would start the season and you would not get him out. He did not missed a game for Leeds last year.
“He has got a great affinity with Leeds, the club and the fans, but the offer of Champions League football and playing for the Premier League champions may just be too much of a lure.
“You hope that he has a bigger affinity with Leeds but if he went to a club like Liverpool he would get in and you would not get him out again.”
Jadon Sancho to Man Utd transfer twist
Borussia Dortmund plan to keep Jadon Sancho after Manchester United failed to meet their deadline for a deal.
The Bundesliga outfit were open to selling the England international before their pre-season camp, although the two clubs were miles apart in their valuations.
Dortmund chief Michael Zorc said: “We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final. I think that answers all our questions.
He added: “Last summer, we adjusted Jadon’s salary to match the development of his performances. So in context, we had already extended his contract until 2023 back then.”
Willian to Arsenal transfer medical
Willian has undergone a medical ahead of a move to Arsenal.
The 32-year-old winger is a free agent after his contract at Chelsea expired.
Stamford Bridge bosses were eager to extend his deal but had no interest in meeting his demands for a three-year contract.
Arsenal are more willing so a move to the Emirates Stadium is on the cards.